Participants Needed: Avatar Learning in Virtual Environments (ALIVE)

This study has concluded as of Winter 2015.

General information for prospective participants



$10/hour, Minimum $50. Paid on Day 18 in Cash.

Up to 5 Psychology SONA credits.
If participation exceeds 6 hours, the remainder will be paid in cash as described above.

You may opt to receive a combination of cash and credit for your participation.
e.g. I f you only need 2 SONA credits, you can get the two credits and $30 in cash.

Please inform your researcher of your compensation preference during scheduling.

Duration and Location:

Day 1: 2.5-3.5 hours. UCLA Franz Hall Room 8558 or 8546.
Day 2: 1-2 hours. UCLA Franz Hall Room 8558 or 8546.
Day 4: 10-30m. UCLA Franz Hall Room 8580.
Day 18: 10-30m. UCLA Inverted fountain.
So if you start 1/1: Day 1 will be 1/1, Day 2 1/2, Day 4 1/4, Day 18 1/18.
.Eligibility Criteria:
– Age of 18-35.
– Native English speaker.
– Good visual acuity or vision corrected by contact lenses in order to clearly see the stimuli.
– Good mental health so as to be able to follow instructions, understand the nature of the study, and to give informed consent.
– Not too much experience in virtual world or first-person games.
– Not prone to motion sickness. (Seriously!)
– No prior exposure to Swahili. (Not even as research participants)
– Right-handed (as determined by writing habits).


If you have any questions, please email

Implied Consent for Online Survey


Thank you very much for your interest in participating in our study.

Please kindly complete our eligibility survey. Please note that…
– All questions must be answered before proceeding to scheduling your appointment.
You will NOT be compensated for your time spent in completing the survey.

Please be assured that your privacy is a priority to us; therefore,
– Your responses for this survey will only be used only for the purpose of determining whether you are eligible to become a participant.
– If you become a participant and contribute to our research dataset, all of your responses will be kept anonymous in all publications.
– If you are not eligible, or decide not to participate after completing the survey, your responses will be destroyed securely, and there will be no penalty to you.

By submitting this survey, you are consenting to participate in this online survey ONLY.
You are not committing to participate in any other portions of our study.

Thank you again for your time and interest.

Sincerely yours,
ALIVE Research Team
Rissman Memory Lab


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